Black Lined plated Lizard
Lizards | Namibia
Introduction: The black-lined plated lizard (Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus) can be identified by a large, sturdy head and strong body. It lives in open bushveld and savannah, sharing rodent and meerkat burrows. It is a shy and elusive creature, not particularly brave as it will dash into a burrow at the slightest hint of trouble or danger. Predators include snakes, small carnivores and birds of prey.
Diet: Beetles and grasshoppers, but will on occasions eat snails.
Colouring: The back is reddish-brown and the belly is cream to yellow-white.
Breeding: Females lay between 4 and 9 eggs in disused rodent burrows with incubation taking 70 to 80 days.
Size: SVL 140 to 175mm. Max SVL 183mm.
A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, just south of the Andersson entrance to Etosha.
On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundries. It is a small personal lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park.
Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp
Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp
Budget accommodation, close to the Anderson Gate
Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park
40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant
Situated just north of the town of Outjo around 90km south of the Park
One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole
Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park
Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park
Extremely busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay
Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park
On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience
A non-profit organisation aimed at conserving Namibia's cheetah population
Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.